Nov 24 2008
It wasn't hard to figure out the theme of their one hour informative broadcast. They, the Karoks, were put on earth by the Creator as caretakers of the land and that means all the trees, rivers, fish, land and deer, etc., that they are responsible for. They were constantly referring to their past and reviving their customs. I am not sure about one custom they recently revived but the last time they performed 'it' was in 1912.
Those speaking and explaining the Karok life resented the past 150 years as the whites came into 'their land' and made a mess of it (lumber and mining). One of the speakers was Leaf Hillman. Didn't he break a beer bottle over his wife's head? They did not seem dilusional or inebriated.
They did seem determined to get get everybody off their land. I did not know they had any land. Do they have a reservation? Well, they are anxious to take better care of the land than all those white people who are trespassing on Karuk lands.
Nov 24 2008
For those that felt the "missed" it just go to the K website and watch the K video there.
Nov 25 2008
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Dec 3 2008
Our club has been and still is being threatened, mining claims are in jeopardy, and a lot of money has been spent in the past and right now to defend our rights.
The Karuk leadership has always been on the offensive against small scale miners instead of drawing us into their cause. We could be allies in their fight for stronger Salmon populations, but they seem uncompromising.
I hope in the future new Karuk leadership and small scale miners will be friends so we can work together for a better Klamath River.
Dec 5 2008
really believe it or not we are on the Karuks side we just need them to be on the New Niners side. We follow the regulations, we don't want the " white man " to take away our rights, we stay off their ceramonial areas during certain times of the year. If the Niners hadn't been in place and have had a solid foundation, than when gold prices go up the Karuks would really have a problem on their hands period!